Despite the fact that my blanket never seems wide enough (I like to wrap myself in my blanket like a sausage roll, so seriously, blame me) and despite the fact that my cushion seems to be the wrong shape (because I roll the bottom bit so it fits snugly in my neck, so again, I am to Blame) I rather like sleeping. I admit. Of course, I don't do that much of it, because hey, I have books. But I like sleeping because I get some very cool dreams.
I personally hate it when people talk about their dreams, so I have no I idea why I'm writing this post. People telling you about their dreams is dead boring. (I have a sister who has long dream epistles every single morning. And a brother. I once fell asleep during breakfast. (No, not a true story.))
But I'm going to tell you some of my Period Drama characters dreams. In Very Short, so I won't bore you.
- I once dreamt that I was lost in a big city and that I met Mr Thornton (YES I MET MR THORNTON) and he - I can't remember what happened then. Oh well, he must have helped me home. Right? Right. (I can still see his top hat before me. ;-D)
- I met Mary Bennet TWICE in two different dreams. Only once it wasn't Mary, it was Lucy Briers, she actress who plays Mary. But once it was Mary. She played the piano at a party. It wasn't too bad, seriously. :-)
- I met one of the athletes in Chariots of Fire in one of my dreams. It was Aubrey Montague, I think. Yeah, well he was running in front of my house and slipped on the ice (it was winter, you see, and the roads were slippery and blue) and me and my brother went out to save him. Aren't we nice. I remember being very sad in the dream. Aren't I nice.
- I had a dream I was at a ball once, wearing a lovely red dress (this is my favourite dream ever, so I might be over-romanticising it), and Charlotte Lucas was there, and she told me a Young Gentleman wanted to dance with me. I'm pretty sure it was Charlotte Lucas.
- Oh yes, and the Young Gentleman was Roger Hamely from Wives and Daughters. I've DANCED with Roger Hamely, you guys. You can all envy me. :-D (No seriously, I did dance with him. T'was a waltz. And we never met again. He loves Molly! Not me! *bursts into tears*)
- Not very long ago I had a dream that Princess Margaret Rose from 'A Royal Night Out' came a visited me. She jumped from my bedroom window and died. (T'was quite 'extreo- extreo- din - extradinary.' (Lark Rise fans will get that reference.)) (I know Princess Margaret Rose isn't a fictional character - but it was the Margaret from a Royal Night out, so it counts. :-))
- I think I had a dream about Micheal Landon's Charles Ingalls once. It was a very creepy dream. I was very small.
- I'm sure there were more, but I must have forgotten more than half of them! These things happen.
I hope I'll dream about Walter Blythe one day. Or one of the Downton Abbey characters. See, this is another good thing us Fictional-fans have. We start meeting these characters in our dreams. IT'S SO COOL. :-)
I seriously think dreaming is crazily cool. It's like having adventures in the night, but you don't know half of the adventures - you forget everything crazily fast. Who knows, I might have traced a murderer once - I might have met Matthew Crawley in a dream once. I've dreamed so many dreams I have no idea of. :-P
Anyway. Thus ends my post. Tell me, what fictional night-time encounters have you had?
No, I really want to know. :-)